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Forum: Home Automation   07-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By ataylor
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by etc6849 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480052/sonos-nfc-nirvana-or-pipe-dream#post_23493220)

Hmm... look what came up in the...
Forum: Home Automation   07-03-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By ataylor
Yes, I would have a Sonos player in each room or...

Yes, I would have a Sonos player in each room or area where we wanted music (say, each bedroom plus the kitchen, family room, back porch, etc.), and then an NFC tag at each location with a unique...
Forum: Home Automation   07-03-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By ataylor
Since I'm not interested in the software you're...

Since I'm not interested in the software you're pushing, I should go ask somewhere else?

I've actually got a support request into Sonos; I just thought somebody around these parts might know the...
Forum: Home Automation   07-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By ataylor
I'm not really interested in adding a secondary...

I'm not really interested in adding a secondary control layer. If the Sonos controller works as advertised, all I really want/need to do is automate control of the Sonos controller app via NFC or...
Forum: Home Automation   07-03-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By ataylor
So we are getting ready to build a new house,...

So we are getting ready to build a new house, and I'm thinking about audio distribution, because I'm a nerd. For these house we're in now (that we are moving out of), I intended to have whole-home...
Forum: Home Automation   07-02-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By ataylor
I'm no DIY genius, but I would think it...

I'm no DIY genius, but I would think it shouldn't be too hard to either find or rig up a remote-controlled "solenoid" that would complete a simple circuit. Maybe some kind of Arduino deal. Depending...
Forum: Home Automation   10-12-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By ataylor
Howdy, folks. Been a while since I posted, but...

Howdy, folks. Been a while since I posted, but the wife and I are getting ready to sell up and build a new house and I need to get up to speed on the current state of the home automation world. I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Why not go with a Bluray player with internet...

Why not go with a Bluray player with internet connectivity for Netflix and Pandora? Going that route, the choice of a streamer becomes much simpler: Just get something that does local playback...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Yes - the receiver is recent (last couple of...

Yes - the receiver is recent (last couple of years), but the TV is older - maybe six or eight years. The receiver will up-convert everything to either component or HDMI, but it won't down-convert...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
I don't really consider "being able to display a...

I don't really consider "being able to display a picture" a starting point. I've got two-year-old gadgets that can do that. As I mentioned somewhere above, I've not been following the "advances"...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Yeah, I truly don't understand why a...

Yeah, I truly don't understand why a several-years-old product market still hasn't matured to the point where there's a basic "starting point" for any box that comes out - i.e. browse by cover art,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-27-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
In the WD TV lineup, I lean toward the Hub. I...

In the WD TV lineup, I lean toward the Hub. I don't need the included hard drive, but the ability to stream to other players in the house could be a useful one.

In looking at the manual for it,...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Sorry - I must've missed that in your post. I...

Sorry - I must've missed that in your post. I could swear I just read somewhere this afternoon that the WD units still won't shut off attached drives. Sounds like it's got nearly everything I need;...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Quote:Originally Posted by ataylor...

Quote:Originally Posted by ataylor http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20360541)

What's that leave? Netgear? Something else?


It looks like the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
New twist: I need something that has HDMI AND...

New twist: I need something that has HDMI AND lower-level video connections. My A/V receiver is fairly recent and has several HDMI inputs, but my TV - which ain't getting replaced any time soon -...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Any idea whether the WD Live+ will play nice...

Any idea whether the WD Live+ will play nice with the Drobo? The thought of having to re-jigger that setup gives me the willies.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Not interested in ISO; all my stuff is in *.m4v...

Not interested in ISO; all my stuff is in *.m4v format.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
That's basically what I've got, although the...

That's basically what I've got, although the Drobo isn't connected to the network. I'm not really interested in swapping out 8TB of Drobo drives for 8TB of NAS storage. I'd rather just plug the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Ah, crap. Just realized the Boxee remote is RF....

Ah, crap. Just realized the Boxee remote is RF. That's a deal killer for me. I'm not buying anything that won't work with my universal remote.

What's choice #2?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
Quote:Originally Posted by jericko76...

Quote:Originally Posted by jericko76 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20359403)

WD Live Plus will meet your needs, and its half the price of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
So...what you're saying is, I may want to look...

So...what you're saying is, I may want to look at Boxee?

I've read some mixed reviews of the Boxee box, and frankly, it's performance on my ATV has been less than stellar. Is there no hope that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   04-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By ataylor
I know this has been done to death; sorry. I...

I know this has been done to death; sorry. I just don't have the energy to sift through all the new data here since last time I made a purchase.

I've been using an AppleTV (1st Gen) for a few...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,204
Posted By ataylor
No, I actually have all of my own rips on a...

No, I actually have all of my own rips on a separate drive and linked to iTunes for the AppleTV unit; so, all of these others on dad's hard drive I can rename. Thanks for the tip.

On another...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-15-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,204
Posted By ataylor
Batteries I can change...500 DVDs I cannot...

Batteries I can change...500 DVDs I cannot re-rip without losing my mind.

When I first got this thing, I spent weeks ripping and re-encoding things, trying to come up with the best compromise of...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-14-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,204
Posted By ataylor
I got a WDTV for christmas, played with it for a...

I got a WDTV for christmas, played with it for a couple of months, and decided I wanted something different. I'm now using an AppleTV, which I mostly like. I've spent the past 8 months ripping and...
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